If you think it’s time to pop the question to that special person in your life and you and that person enjoy the wonders of the great outdoors; don’t even think about proposing unless there’s dirt, grass or rock beneath your feet and the sky of your choosing above your head. Here are a few things to consider when planning the big moment.
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?
If you’re of a practical nature, give some thought about what season of the year you and your spouse are most likely to choose for your wedding date and then work backward from there. Consider how long your sweetie will need as far as the length of the engagement is concerned. Something around six months usually works pretty well but, consider all the practicalities like work responsibilities and how available close friend and family members will be. Of course, things can always be tweaked later on if need be.
If you’re not that worried about an absolute solid wedding date, just choose the season that both of you enjoy the most. If you and your gal don’t share a favorite season it’s a good idea to go with hers if at all possible.
If you’re both outdoor folks and your first date or meeting was a nice outdoor venue, you might give some thought to making that your special place to propose as well. On the other hand, if she’s been hinting about going on a new outdoor adventure, that might be your best bet. Keep your eyes and ears open and you might see or hear of a place that’s perfect for both of you.
If you’ve made it to your spot and you and your honey are enjoying the great outdoors away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, pop the question as early as you feel the time is right so you can both enjoy each other’s company for the duration of your getaway. The downside is, she might not be as ready to accept as you thought. She might want some time to think about it or she might just turn you down flat. Be prepared for this eventuality because the river of love is not always calm and serene. Whatever you do, don’t get into a big analytical discussion about things until you’ve both had some time to look at the situation with a little less emotion.